November 7th, 2019

NaNoWriMo 2019: Day 7--Travel time

Day 7 Word Count Target: 11,669

It's the end of Week 1. How's everyone doing? On track? Need a boost or some motivation? Stuck on a question or plot point or name that's driving you mental and keeping you from making words? Drop a line and let us help?
And if you're merely struggling to find enough hours in a day, stop, take a deep breath, and relax. You've got this.

One of the things that I find, mid-writing, that I spend an inordinate amount of time researching is 'how long will it take my character to get from point A to point B...by boat, by horse, on foot, in a car, in a plane' etc.
Sites like google maps, mapquest, and others often have a feature built-in now to gauge travel distance and time by car or even on foot. In non-modern settings of course, this would not necessarily be helpful (by car at least)
While this little chart does not address all of the possibile modes of travel, and does not take into account terrain and weather conditions, I've found it a good place to start.

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As for weather and terrain...your guess is as good as mine there ;)

Are there any similar resources I should know about? It would save a lot of time not having to google such things all the time?
Torchwood::Jack Ianto::funny

Word of the Day 11/07/19 Psychotronic

Psychotronic (adjective)
psychotronic [ sahy-kuh-tron-ik ]


adjective
1. of or relating to a genre of usually low-budget movies that includes horror, fantasy, science-fiction, and underground films.

Origin: 1985–90; apparently psycho- + -tron + -ic

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
1MW-cat-give more words

WOOT! October stats at last!

Hey everyone! I know I'm a bit late in updating with October stats, but hopefully that's given you extra time to update your figures!

We've hit 3.9 million words! That 4 mill is just a tiny bit away now!


Image word: 1,745 x 1,000. This is up by 123 new images this month! Fantastic!

Written word: 2,176,725. This is up by a wonderful 136,035!!

1_million_words Total words to date 2019: 3,921,725


This month we have Nano, so check out all the helpful stuff agdhani is posting, and even if you're not doing Nano, maybe they'll still be helpful! Otherwise, you can always check out previous month's prompts, or dig into those words of the day, the letters and numbers K gives us, and how about those cool Weekend Challenges? And don't forget the Swap of Joy! Keep bringing the words!

Let's be creative out there!!! ;-)
Hawaii Five 0::team::Ohana

Daily Count reminder

How is the writing thing going for you? Any bumps or hiccups in remembering the days you're accountable for?

If not, great! If so, that's still great! We're going to help you with that!

Here are the next 7 people for the month! Let's cheer them on to get those words!!

FR 8 – simplyn2deep
SA 9 – agdhani

SU 10 – candream
MO 11 – jennytork
TU 12 – flipflop_diva
WE 13 – bizarra
TH 14 – sharpiesgal


Happy continued writing!